Paris is home to some of the world’s best pâtisseries. Some are well known, like Pierre Herme’s stores or Ladurée’s, and others less so. But, undoubtedly, if you want the world’s best pastries, Paris is the place to go. Right?
Well, not necessarily. Some of the most delectable pastries can be found in Japan, where pastry is nothing less than an art form.
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I’ve made countless batches of macarons over the last month, experimenting with all sorts of flavours. These, the Mogador macaron by Pierre Hermé, are one of my favourite flavours.
The egg shell thick shell gives way to a pillowy almond meringue and a decadent, floral passion fruit-milk chocolate ganache. The acidity of the passion fruit balanced the sweetness of the milk chocolate nicely. They were totally worth risking my life for. Consume more content →